Ian McGeechan described the exhibition of his dashed Lions as “owing” after they succumbed to South Africa in an heroic promote Test in Pretoria.The Lions led by 11 specks with 20 particulars to enact but South Africa won with the last kick of the match to privilege the three-Test course 2-0. The coach judged: “I don’t think anybody awaited this to be as competitive as it has been among both Tests. “With a bit of luck it could bear been very different.” The Lions succumbed a throng of plansters to damage in a comminuting assault at Loftus Versfeld, containing both upholds in Gethin Jekins and Adam Jones and both centres in Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Roberts. They now journey to Johannesburg for the decisive Test with solitary pride to enact for, and McGeechan admitted: “There are certain significative harms and we’ll bear to review. We’ll understand again later.” Victorious Springbok chief John Smit described the match as “a plan of two moieties” after the creation vindicators fought abet to win receiving been outenacted for the early 40 particulars. Gratify gyration on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to enact. Smit calls ‘colossal’ Test matchDozen years ago the Lions won after certain ill-fated goal-kicking from the innkeepers and Smit judged it was “ironic” that a superb amercement should immovable the 2009 course for the Boks after Jeremy Guscott’s drop-goal cramped the course for the Lions in 1997. “Then he (Morne Steyn) broken that bullet I was fine happy,” judged the chief.”I’m high-spirited of the striplings. I recognized the severity and physicality was extending be tougher than last week. “We were hard on both other at moiety-time, certain honest words were argued, but this team commemorates portentous me. “It was marvellous Test match. There was a contest in every region of the settle. The job is translated and now it’s time to enjoy this win.” Lions chief Paul O’Connell described the product as “very frustrating”.
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Overbearing McGeechan doesn’t lodge on for a fifth course, his record direction comprehend won two, succumbed two, which accorded the disparity is fine impressive “We had a lot of harms and I presume they told,” he appended. “It was tough but we righteous didn’t enact enough in the promote moiety. We were all over them then we enacted in the early moiety. “The commitment was inadmissible, all the younkers are so high-spirited and require to win for the Lions.” English promote row Simon Shaw was named man of the match after a storming ostentation as he befitted, at the age of 35, the oldest Lions Test debutant in narration. He judged: “It’s devastating to bear succumbed in that fashion. “Geech (McGeechan) has judged we should be high-spirited of ourselves but finally we’ve succumbed the course and it’s arduous to elevator anyone exactly now. “I was hoping it was extending to be our day. I would tolerably been taken off at moiety-time receiving enacted ill-fatedly than bear succumbed the plan and won man of the match.”

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